Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Groundskeeper

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    Category
    Staff
    Type
    Regular Staff Full-Time
    Department
    Facilities Planning
  • Overview

    Responsible for the upkeep of grounds, building exteriors, and parking lots. Work will include a variety of tasks including mowing, trimming, watering, seeding, and snow removal. Maintain equipment to operating standards. Assist with moving furniture and set-up/clean-up of campus events.

     

    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.

     

    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.


    For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://careers-arcadia.icims.com/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

     

    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

     

    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions

    • Maintain tools, equipment, and work area in a safe, clean and orderly condition
    • Ensure that sidewalks, driveways, stairways, and garage are free of debris and trash receptacles are empty
    • Operate powered lawn and maintenance equipment - hand tools, vehicles etc.
    • Lawn mowing function includes cutting steeply graded areas
    • Plant; weed; cultivate, and spread mulch in landscaped areas. Prepare holes and trenches as instructed for installing posts, conduits, etc.
    • Assist with the care and maintenance of all sports fields using appropriate equipment and techniques
    • Trim and prune shrubbery and trees
    • Shovel, blow, or plow snow from all public areas
    • Cleans out gutters, down spouts, window wells and exterior stairwells
    • Clean grounds including pavement, parking lots and tennis courts; remove litter, debris and refuse
    • Prepare holes and trenches as instructed for installing posts, conduits, etc.
    • Rakes leaves and dispose of debris
    • Move furniture, staging and other materials, including setup for events
    • Assist with deliveries ensuring timely arrivals of all received goods
    • Detect and report defective material and unusual conditions to supervisor
    • Maintain tools, equipment, and work area in a safe, clean and orderly condition
    • Assist with the care and maintenance of all sports fields using appropriate equipment and techniques
    • Assist with the maintenance and repair of all equipment and vehicles


    Physical Demands

    • Ability to be exposed to hazardous physical conditions (i.e., confined spaces, heights, mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), poor atmospheric conditions (i.e., fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation), extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noise.
    • Must be able to exert up to 100lbs of force occasionally, and/or 50lbs of force frequently and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Must have the ability to travel to various locations, both on and off campus.

     

    Marginal Functions

    • Maintain a professional appearance at all times
    • Participate in scheduled department meetings
    • Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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    Supervision:

                   Received: Grounds Foreman

     

                   Given: N/A

     

    Qualifications

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Comply with all health and safety directives to include the use and or wearing of personal protective equipment.
    • Must be available for scheduled and unscheduled overtime. Be able to respond promptly to emergency call ins often during inclement weather including snow and ice conditions. Must be available for scheduled and unscheduled overtime.
    • Ability to safely operate power equipment; 
    • Knowledge of basic  landscaping equipment which may include standard transmission trucks, commercial mowers, chain saw, and other power equipment
    • Must have  the ability to comprehend oral and written instructions
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and other University community members.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; and good project management skills. 
    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Ability to be exposed to hazardous physical conditions (i.e., confined spaces, heights, mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), poor atmospheric conditions (i.e., fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation), extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noise.
    • Contributes to a positive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
    • Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.
    • Must successfully complete background check, motor vehicle check and drug screening

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    • High school diploma, GED or equivalent certification preferred

    Other Requirements:

    • Comply with all health and safety directives to include the use and or wearing of personal protective equipment
    • Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record
    • Must successfully complete background check, motor vehicle check  and drug screening

     

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